Thursday, April 09, 2009

goldie gets classical

Drum 'n' bass star and actor Goldie has been tapped to create an orchestral work for the U.K.'s annual summer Proms (promenade concert series), which will feature 10 other new works and 100 total shows including the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain tackling Beethoven, Wagner and the Sex Pistols, performances for Philip Glass and Michael Nyman, and celebrations of Handel, Hadyn Mendelssohn and more, according to the Times of London.

Goldie's participation will be taped for a BBC special. States the Times:

Goldie’s composition promises to be equally distinctive, and not just because he discovered classical music through his ex-girlfriend Bjork, keeps a pet python and has spent 20 years soaking in the sounds of hip-hop, rave and jungle ... It is not entirely new territory - his landmark albums Timeless and Sine Tempus both had touches of orchestral lyricism in amongst the tough beats ...

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